How do we know when we are in God's will? We know when we have a peace that passeth all understanding about something. We know when we ask the LORD for something, and then we don't continue asking, because we know that we will accept His will to be done and not our own. Rob and I are looking at a house and I have such a peace about this, more so than ever before when we were about to make a big decision. Why? Because I so much want to be in God's will that no matter what the outcome, I still have my peace. Yes, we would like to have this house, but at the same time, we have a peace knowing that GOD will lead us in the right direction. And we know that if for some reason this not be it, He has better things down the road for us. AMEN!
If you feel this much peace and calmness over a decision, then you know you must be accepting God's will in your life. He says He will give us rest. He tells us let our requests be known and then the peace of God will guard our hearts and minds. In other words we won't be fretting over it. You won't keep asking for the same thing over and over again, like GOD can't hear you the first time. Sometimes when we really want something we pray the same prayer over and over again, like we are trying to talk GOD into doing something for us. We do not have to beg GOD. He will give us what we ask, when we ask with the right heart and when we are in His will and not our own. AMEN!
Phillipians 4 v 6-7....Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to GOD; and the peace of GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will gaurd your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus....
You see, if you are feeling anxious about what you are asking GOD for, and you are not thankful for whatever the outcome, then you are probably in your will and not HIS. When we are thankful no matter what the answer, and we have a peace about it, no matter if the answer is no, then we are most likely in HIS will and not our own.
Follow this simple formula in Phillipians and you will not have to question again, whether or not you are following His will and not your own. AMEN!